ROCHESTER, Minn — Numerous hospitals across Mayo Clinic Health System have received high ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings provide patients with information on several aspects of quality.
Seven hospitals across Mayo Clinic Health System were awarded star ratings for their overall hospital quality. Six hospitals received five stars, representing the highest possible rating, while one hospital received a commendable four-star rating. Notably, the national average stands at three stars.
Hospitals earning four and five stars are:
Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin, Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic Health System — Northland in Barron, Wisconsin.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato, Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic Health System — Red Cedar in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Minnesota.
Mayo Clinic hospitals in Arizona, Florida and Rochester, Minnesota, also received five-star ratings.
"Patients trust us to provide them with quality care, and these ratings reflect the unwavering commitment our physicians, care teams and staff have for every patient we serve," says Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., president of Mayo Clinic Health System.
"Mayo Clinic Health System is honored to care for the residents of Northwest Wisconsin," says Richard Helmers, M.D., regional vice president of Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin. " We are proud to see our staff recognized for bringing high quality and safe care to our patients."
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Overall Star Ratings are assigned based on a hospital's composite score of 51 quality metrics from inpatient and outpatient quality reporting programs. The ratings measure five broad categories: mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, and timely and effective care.
Additional information about the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings can be found on the CMS website.
About Mayo Clinic Health System
Mayo Clinic Health System has a physical presence in 44 communities and consists of 53 clinics, 16 hospitals and other facilities that serve the healthcare needs of people in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based healthcare professionals, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality physical and virtual healthcare close to home.
Media release from the Mayo Clinic